Aren't these the prettiest little flowers? Buttercup and I made them one evening a few weeks ago and I've been meaning to share them with you. These are from a pattern shared with us by Yoonie-at-Home and you get get it right here. All you need to do is print out the pattern on your regular printer and you're ready to go.
The materials needed are minimal. Just two colors of felt, a pair of scissors, and some thread to sew them all together. The pattern is easy...you just cut out a piece of each pattern piece she gives you...none of this remembering to cut out two of this and one of this...nope, you just cut them out, stack them in diminishing size order and sew them together in the very center. See? I told you it was easy. Buttercup was very proud of herself for doing it all on her own. I've added a button (like Yoonie did) to the center of some of them for an added little touch, but Buttercup is being more of a purist with hers.
Yoonie's original instructions call for the flower to be put on a hairclip or hairband, but since we just don't wear those, we're ad-libbing a bit with our final execution. I'm sewing a pin on the back of of one of them, so the person I'm sending it to can pin it to her backpack or a jacket or whatever. Buttercup is toying with using the hot glue gun to add some "bling" to her Nintendo DS. (Look, if you can girly it up, she'll find a way to do it!) Finally, I'm thinking of gluing magnets or thumbtacks to them to make them really awesome magnets/pins for a bulleting board. Wouldn't that be cute? Truly, they were so easy to do, it just felt (pun definitely intended!) like playing.
If you're looking for a fun, easy project to do, this is definitely the one for you.